Founded in 1794 as a repository to preserve scientific instruments and inventions, Musee des Arts et Metiers houses the collection of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. The museum has over 80,000 objects and 15,000 drawings in its collection. Among its collection is an original version of Foucault's pendulum. A visit to Musee des Arts et Metiers represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paris online visit planner to plot your vacation.
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Musee des Arts et Metiers reviews
Okay now this is a cool museum. All about history of technologies, sciences, and industrial design. I was so interested in everything! I could spend hours here. I also love how it’s not too crowded...
Okay now this is a cool museum. All about history of technologies, sciences, and industrial design. I was so interested in everything! I could spend hours here. I also love how it’s not too crowded... more »
I visited here on their free Sunday, the first Sunday of each month is free. On a regular day to visit the permanent collection, the full price ticket is: €8 Even though it was their free day we...
I visited here on their free Sunday, the first Sunday of each month is free. On a regular day to visit the permanent collection, the full price ticket is: €8 Even though it was their free day we... more »
It's worth a visit. Perhaps less extensive than it was decades ago, but it is still a nice collection and is reasonably well organized. The English language on the labels of the items are limited so putting things into context if you don't speak English is hard. It's possible that they have audio you can get from them in English, I don't know.
Lots of lost potential! It could have been such a fun museum but instead it is very boring. We had audio guides but explanations were too technical and dull. Would be amazing to see some of these machines working to understand them better. Tactile screens are often not working. I think this museum could be really fascinating but needs a serious update in terms of modernization of exhibits. The place itself is really stunning
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